Chicago Comedian For Hire

– Now Booking For Private Shows –

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Matt is a stand-up comedian that started years ago when he lived in Iowa and since then moved to do comedy in Chicago! Matt has been performed stand up comedy at colleges, bars, and independent comedy clubs across the United States. Matt books independently and has largely worked private off of referrals. He works PG/PG-13/Explicit and can cater his set to any crowd. He has MCd, Featured, and Headlined a variety of private shows. If Matt ever doesn’t think he is the right fit for your event, he will make sure to get you in contact with someone who is!

He can provide referrals upon request. His full bio can be found HERE.

Past clients include:

  • Truman State University
  • Iowa State University
  • University Of Northern Iowa
  • DECA
  • Boy & Girls Club of America…
  • Hy Vee

You can watch Matt’s most recent stand up comedy recordings HERE.

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Booking Now in The Chicagoland Area

-For Chicago Comedy Show Booking-

For booking please format subject line,

“Booking-(Event Title)-(Date)”

If you can, please include:

  • Date of the event
  • Time of the event and preferred arrival time
  • What the event is (EX: Corporate show for XYZ Insurance Team)
  • Restrictions (PG, PG-13, R)
  • Who the crowd will be (EX: College show, students and friends 18-25)
  • Estimated number of guests (EX: 300-350 attendants)
  • If the show isn’t a private/presold show you can give room capacity instead​
  • Will you need promo help/information​
  • Matt can provide a press release for local news, radio, or social media​
  • If a show is out of Illinois – Travel reimbursement & lodging options


Matt is a comedian currently based out of Chicago, Illinois. As an up and coming Chicago comedian Matt has played a wide variety of private shows from headlining and MCing college shows, to corporate holiday parties, and a variety of conferences


If you need a set over an hour, Matt might ask to bring an opening or feature act with him. With a large network of comedy and entertainment connections, he will almost certainly be able to find the perfect opening/feature act for your event. Likewise, if Matt is booked for the day of your event, he will always have a list of recommended available comedians for hire you can get in contact with.



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